Step 2: Sunlight shaded pictures

All these picture were taking outdoors though in shade. The benefit to creating shade outdoors is you get the natural illumination of the sun without the shadows.

In the salamander picture you can see how bright the sunlight is if you look at the very back of the picture. I was holding a sheet of notebook paper to create the shade.

In the Xbox Cufflinks picture I had taped a piece of computer paper to my car and stood in the shadow casted from my house over the driveway.

The scull ring picture is taken in my garage with the garage door open. You can tell which way the sunlight is coming in by the brightest part of the picture.

The I heart bacon buckle was placed on the trunk of my car again using the shade from my house. 

The butterfly bracelet was photographed on my back patio. If you look past the piece you can see how bright the sun is.

I’ve noticed that if you take a macro picture while the item is too close the background (ie: a sheet of paper) the overall tint of the photo will be darkened.
<p>I love! Nice work</p>
Very good:)
Cool! Thanks for sharing.
My effort :)
Cool! Thanks for sharing.
I've recently put a few electronic goods on eBay, and this Instructable has helped so much. I'm always striving for better looking photos, and my normal approach is a light box with four desk lamps surrounding it. This time I thought I'd try your approach for outdoor lighting, and it worked a charm! The pictures came up great, I used Gimp to either auto colour correct or manually change the brightness and contrast to polish up each shot and they look so much better than anything I could have done inside.<br><br>Thank you!
I love to hear it. I'm glad this worked out for you. Maybe you could post a photo? Thanks for commenting.
There are two iPods here, the one with the crack that I managed to get some nice macro shots out of.<br><br>Sorry that there are so many :P<br><br>Thanks again!
Awesome! Good luck on the sale.
Thanks again, you've helped to no end.
These are all taken outdoors against a sheet of white paper.<br><br>They were all colour corrected with Gimp.
Nice 'ible! I'm taking notes, I take terrible photos.
Brilliant! Good Job! Great Idea! Thanks!
Great instructables as always! Been a while since I've looked at your work. <br><br>I never had time to thank you for that butterfly pendant... so Thanks! It's really a master piece.<br><br>I've been thinking about posting an instructable about photo shooting for some weeks now, you gave me the drive to do it. <br><br>It's will be about Flash photography and making something from design to reality :).
Thanks. Glad you like the butterfly. And I'll keep posted for your instructable.
Some very good tips here. Thanks for sharing. We could all benefit from taking better photos! ;)
wow these look golden quality think i might try to take some portraits with this
Thanks for writing this one. I am always working on my pictures. Have you ever tried using an old milk jug? The plastic is supposed to diffuse the light evenly.
Never though of it but that would probably work. Thanks for the idea.
5* and faved. I've always wondered how you take such magnificent pictures.

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